In general, the deadline for supporting documents is by 3 p.m. on 7 February 2019. Please note, however, that there are exceptions to this deadline.
Please click on the boxes (at the bottom of the page) that apply to you, to find information on which supporting documents you should submit and when they should be Arcada at hand.
All educational certificates in languages other than Swedish, Finnish or English must be translated
All certificates in other languages have to be translated into one of the languages above by an officially certified translator. A copy of the original document (in original language) shall also be submitted. The translation shall bear the stamp and signature of the translator.
Admission is not final until the original certificates have been checked by Arcada
You will need to submit your original certificates by the start of your studies. Any false information regarding qualifications will make an applicant disqualified for admission.
How to submit your documents
When you fill in the application form, you are at the same time requested to upload application documents that are needed for processing your application.
In some cases, the only way to submit documents is by post. You can also choose to send all your documents by post. The documents must be Arcada at hand on 7 February 2019. Date of the postal stamp is not considered. The address is Arcada Admissions, Jan-Magnus Janssonin aukio 1, 00560 Helsinki Finland. Please mark your application number on the envelope.
If you apply with a qualification completed in Finland, you do not need to send in a copy at the time of application.
If you are completing your degree in Finland: in other words the Matriculation examination or a vocational degree, the degree must be completed and a copy of the final degree certificate to be submitted by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 July 2019 or when you accept your study place.
NOTE! If you completed your Finnish Matriculation examination prior to 1990 you must submit a copy by 3 p.m. on 7 February 2019.
You cannot apply using another Bachelor's degree, instead, you should provide copies of your upper secondary/high school level education.
If you apply with an International Matriculation examination, i.e. the International Baccalaureate ( IB), European Baccalaureate (EB) or Reifeprüfung (RP), copies of completed diplomas and their official translations to be submitted by 3.p.m. on Thursday 7 February 2019.
If you are completing your diploma/degree during the application in spring/summer 2019 you should send in your Predicted Grades or Equivalent by 3 p.m on Thursday 7 February 2019. A Copy of the final certificate of applicants who complete an RP or EB diploma during the application period (Transcript of Grades for those completing an IB diploma) must be delivered by 3 p.m. on 8 July 2019.
If you apply with a qualification obtained outside of Finland, this applies to you.
If you have completed your degree/qualification/diploma you should submit a copy of the final degree certificate, together with an official translation, by 3 p.m. Thursday 7 February 2019.
If you are completing your qualification/degree/diploma during the spring /summer 2019, you should submit a certificate/statement issued by the school stating that you are graduating in spring/summer 2019. You should submit a copy with an official translation of the final/temporary certificate when you accept your study place by 3 p.m. on 8 July 2019.
You can not prove your eligibility with another Bachelor's degree, instead, you should provide copies of your upper secondary/high school level education.
If you are applying with an SAT score, you need to order an official SAT score report so that it is Arcada at hand by 3 p.m on 7 February 2019.
For those taking the SAT test in March, the SAT score report needs to be Arcada at hand by 3 p.m on 12 April 2019.
Certificates of English language proficiency valid during the application period to be submitted to Arcada by 7 February 2019, 3 pm.
When signing up for a language test, you should select to send your scores directly to Arcada. In most cases we do not accept paper score reports submitted by the applicant, instead, they should come directly from the testing center.
For those applying through the SAT selection method, we accept English language test taken in February. Results should be submitted directly from the testing center to Arcada by April 12, 2019, 3 p.m. However, Arcada accepts paper copies of the IELTS test.
Decisions to grant asylum or residence permits issued on the basis of a need for protection of refugees or applicants in a refugee-like situation to be submitted to Arcada by 3 p.m on 7 February 2019.
An applicant who needs special arrangements in the entrance exam should make his/her application for such with the proper application form.
Supplements to the request and application for special arrangements must be Arcada at hand by 3 p.m on 7 February 2019.
In addition to the application documents, all non-Finnish applicants should submit a copy of passport or residence permit document proving exemption from tuition fees:
- Passport ID page or ID card of EU/EEA/Switzerland which states citizenship
- Passport ID page (all other citizenships)
- Residence permit card, both sides; Type A, Type P or type P-EU
- EU Family Member's Residence Card in Finland
These documents are to be submitted by 3 p.m on 7 February 2019.